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Mike Mike Mike….Guess What Day It Is…

Scott Costello All, Blog, Featured, Probate Investing 26 Comments

Have you seen that Geico commercial with the Camel? I love that commercial! Every Wednesday either my wife or I will inevitably send a text message to the other person saying….”Guess Way Day it is?” or “Mike Mike Mike Mike….”  If you haven’t seen it here is the video… Today however is not HUMP DAY, but DEAL DAY!!!   That’s right folks, my partner and I closed Deal #5 and got a nice big fat check! Just like every deal, …

Guest Post: Helpful Information From Ron Mead

Scott Costello All, Blog 3 Comments

As most of you who have been reading my blog know, I started off in probate investing by following Ron Meads “31 Days to Profit in Probate Investing” course.  It’s one of the simplest and best probate courses out there and really does throw all the minutia to the curb and focuses on just what you need to to get started. Ron was nice enough to write up a short article for you guys/gals about getting over some of the fears of …

No More Probate List…Wait, Say What?

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 5 Comments

Real estate investing is full of road blocks for sure and I just ran into one that sort of blindsided me.   Yesterday afternoon I got an email from my probate list supplier informing me that he will no longer be able to give me the probate list I’ve been getting.  Ah CRAP!!  (actually what I said was &@%#^@&$!, and that is a direct quote.) I asked if it was just my county that he was not going to be able …

Probate Monday: Getting My Gangster On

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 12 Comments

As Justin McClelland likes to call it, I got my gangster on this past weekend and put out some of my bandit signs.  Instead of going out late at night, we ended up waking up before the ass crack of dawn and got out there with about 1 hour and 30 minutes left of darkness.  It was great because there is absolutely nobody out at that god forsaken time of the morning.  I want to thank Lance for waking up …

Probate Monday: Using A Greeting Card Envelope

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 5 Comments

Today I put my November probate mailers into the mailbox for delivery.  This mailing is the first of my test run using greeting card envelopes.   My goal is to try and get more people to open them up and improve on my 4% response rate so far.   With the holidays coming I am in a big push to get as many mailers out right now because in my coaches experience the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years don’t get …

Who’s Afraid To Make An Offer?

Scott Costello All, Blog 5 Comments

I’ve recently gotten off track with my Probate Monday posts, but the recent lead I’ve been working is a probate lead so I give you Probate Monday On Friday… After figuring out the repair costs for the Tall Timber house I had one last thing to do and that was actually call Jim (the owner) up and make the offer.   I haven’t made to many offers in the past so there are still some nerves, but I was pretty …